Category: Inspiring

Yoga On The Farm

Sure, some people have heard of goat yoga, but have you ever heard of farm yoga? My typical response to yoga is nama-stay out of it, which is the exact way I’ve led off prior columns on my yoga experiences (some feelings never change). However, when I was informed about yoga amid baby goats and

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Interior Design Our Lives

How many interior designers, architects, and so forth are there? The answer is: a lot. And without any scientific or psychological proof, or input from the professionals, I’ve concluded, based on my own personal experience, that the décor of a room has a direct effect on overall well-being. I’ve recently moved and, for the first

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Thirty & Thriving?

I turned on my TV (yes, I still actually have cable) to “The Today Show.” Commercials of exotic vacations, places to eat, and ways to cure ailments preluded segments featuring entrepreneurs, ways to look younger, marriage trends, and parenting psychology. On any other day, I’d view this as just basic television programming. Yet, with March

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Amy Kalaczynski

There’s a new woman in town who is more than a fellow fitness enthusiast but also a colleague of mine at The Independent. Amy Kalaczynski is a private yoga (vinyasa and restorative) instructor, nutritionist, life coach, and guided relaxation leader, she’s excited to share her knowledge with the local community. What made you decide to

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Disconnect to Reconnect

It’s not exactly breaking news that texting is harmful for relationships, both romantic and otherwise. In today’s technological era, it’s easier and socially safer to formulate a text message than to verbally express oneself. Frighteningly enough, I recently saw a TV news segment on high school students (and younger!) swiping through dating apps rather than

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